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57: Love Wins

June 26th is a big day for queer rights in America. But it is most notorious for being the day that same-sex marriage was federally legalized. Join us as we journey through the early days of the fight for marriage equality. 

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54: Stonewall Part Two – Out of the Closets and into the Streets!

In our last episode, we had reached the final days before the morning of June 28th. We discussed how our community began to stand up and fight back. In part two we go in detail about the Stonewall riot.

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53: Stonewall Part One – The Days Before

In the years and months leading up to Stonewall, there was a mounting air of frustration and excitement. The queers were quietly starting to revolt. Gone were the days of hiding or silently slipping away into the darkness.

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48: Sylvia Rivera

Queer Revolutionary – We’re back with guest host Vima Manfredo to cover the infamous Sylvia Rivera.

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40: Josephine Baker: Her Amazing and Exhausting Life

Hey Queerstians, we’re finally back with another episode about the marvelous Josephine Baker. This woman lived more lives in her 68 years than a dozen people combined.

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34: Harvey Milk Part 2: The Twinkie Defense

We’re back with the second half of this notorious story. Now we dive head first into Harvey’s many attempts at political office, some of his wins, and his evolving rivalry with another City Supervisor, Dan White.

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33: Harvey Milk Part One: The Confident Drifter

Maybe you think you know the story of infamous gay politician Harvey Milk. Maybe you’ve seen the 2009 Sean Penn film and are all caught up on the subject.

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29: Audre Lorde

Poet, Activist, Feminist, Lesbian – In this episode we cover the powerful and unabashedly proud Audre Lorde.

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9: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin was a Quaker, a pacifist, a civil rights activist and finally, an open homosexual. While he was not active in the fight for LGBT rights until the last decade of his life, Bayard spent his life fighting for the equality of every human being.

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